Tag: Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Zapata Malbec wines to taste

Celebrating Malbec with Bodega Catena Zapata

 mywinepal  March 2, 2023

The Bodega Catena Zapata winery is masterful at producing top-quality Malbec wines in Argentina.  I was fortunate to attend an online wine tasting of three Malbecs recently released by the winery.  The wine tasting was led by Marina Castillo, Export Manager for Catena Zapata. About Bodega Catena Zapata and Their Vineyards Marina gave us some background information such as the…

Wines of Argentina Malbec World Day

It’s Malbec World Day on April 17. Do You Have a Bottle?

 mywinepal  April 4, 2021

If someone asks you for a wine from Argentina, they would probably mention a bottle of Malbec, from a producer, such as Catena, Norton, or Luigi Bosca, but did you know that this red grape originally comes from the Bordeaux and Cahors regions in France?  It is a permitted blending grape in Bordeaux, but it had a hard time ripening,…

Karl MyWinePal with Dr. Laura Catena from Bodega Catena Zapata

An Interview with Laura Catena from Bodega Catena Zapata During VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 20, 2020  1 Comment on An Interview with Laura Catena from Bodega Catena Zapata During VanWineFest 2020

I’ve always been a fan of the wines from Bodega Catena Zapata in Argentina for a long time.  I was first introduced to their wines when I was part of the South World Wine Society in Vancouver.  I did not know much about Argentina or Malbec, but I learned a lot as part of the Society. So it was a…

Catena Malbec 2017 and Catena Malbec Argentino 2017

4 Wines from Bodega Catena Zapata at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 17, 2020  2 Comments on 4 Wines from Bodega Catena Zapata at VanWineFest 2020

While I was at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 I had the opportunity to interview Laura Catena, managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata, in Argentina.  Plus she is a medical doctor and an author.  So many skills.  And a very interesting person.  I am currently working on transcribing my interview with Laura and should have it for you shortly,…

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 11, 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?  The term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, but the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on the topic of “cru”.  What it is and how it is expressed.  We…

A flight of Argentina Malbecs and other wines

The Secrets to Argentina’s Malbecs

 mywinepal  May 16, 2018

Certain regions of the world are well-known for producing exceptional wines. Burgundy producing Pinot Noir, or Napa Valley producing Cabernet Sauvignon for example.  There is usually something about their terroir that brings out the best of their grapes, which then makes it into the wines. What is it about Argentina that makes Malbec special?  There are a few factors: altitude,…